9 September, 2019
OlarteMoure - Tratado de Marrakech - Colombia

Colombia: Bill ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty is filed

By the end of August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs had filed before congress bill #138 seeking to approve treaty which “facilitates access to published works for blind, […]
23 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Licencia General No. 27 -

United States – Venezuela: US Treasury Department grants General License No. 27

The United States Department of the Treasury granted License No. 27 authorizing transactions in connection with patent, trademark, copyright or other form of intellectual property protection in […]
22 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Visita Administrativa - Colombia

Colombia: SIC hits Uber for obstructing administrative visit

The Colombian unfair competition and antitrust authority (SIC) sanctioned Uber Colombia with COP 2.1 billion, for obstructing an administrative visit at the company’s facilities, as well as for […]
21 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Crecimiento de la Economia Naranja

Colombia: Government signs new deal for further developing Colombia’s innovation-driven Orange Economy

In recent days, the government signed a new deal for further fostering the innovation-driven Orange Economy, aiming to promote creative industries in the country,  and encouraging the growth […]
20 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Oficina en Cali - Colombia

Colombia: OlarteMoure opens new office in Cali

Driven by innovation as our main passion and always endorsing public and private regional initiatives aiming to boost the development of Colombia’s Pacific region through the […]
15 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - tren subterráneo - Brasil

Brazil: Brazilian antitrust authority hits 11 companies and 42 individuals for rigging bids for subway construction

Following a six year investigation, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has fined different companies and individuals for a total of EUR 126 million for rigging bids […]
14 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Informes de situación militar - Unión Europea

European Union: The Court of Justice of the European Union assessed copyright protection of military situation reports drafted by the German government

On September 27, 2012, Funke Medien requested access to the military situation reports (Unterrichtung des Parlaments “UdP”), prepared by the German government between September 1, 2001, […]
13 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Autoridad Colombiana en Metrología - Colombia

Colombia: SIC sanctions pharma corporations for the sale of medications in excess of ceiling prices

On 31 July, the Colombian National Authority on Metrology (SIC) hit pharmaceutical companies for failing to comply with Circular 04 of 2012, issued by the National Commission […]
12 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Convocatoria Nacional - Colombia

Colombia: Colciencias launches nationwide call to support patent application filings and IP management

On July 19, Colciencias launched a nationwide call to support patent application filings and intellectual property management, seeking to bolster activities related to the protection of inventions derived […]
19 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Corte Costitucional -

Colombia: Constitutional Court allows inspections performed by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce and the Superintendence of Corporations

The Constitutional Court recently unveiled a court decision (C – 165 of 2019) clarifying and reaffirming the inspection and surveillance duties performed by the Superintendence of Industry and […]
6 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Diseños Industriales - Argentina

Argentina: Government Issues New Regulatory Decree Regarding Industrial Designs

On 9 May 2019, the Argentinian Patent Office issued Decree 353 of 2019,in which regulation of Decree-Law No. 6673/63 on registration of industrial models and designs was […]
28 May, 2019
OlarteMoure - Filtración de datos - Panamá

Panama: Government investigates possible personal data leak

On 14 May 2019, Panamanian authorities opened a case to evaluate a possible leak of personal data of 3.4 million Panamanians. The National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) announced through […]
17 April, 2019

Colombia: Amazon to develop a citizen security app in Medellin

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it will develop an application to improve citizen security in Medellin in partnership with a Colombian urban security company. The application will be […]
8 March, 2019

Colombia: National Authority on consumer protection (SIC) signs cooperation agreement to strengthen consumer rights on public transport

The National Authority on Consumer Protection (SIC) signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen citizen rights who use public transport. This initiative seeks to reinforce Colombia’s equality and legality […]
25 February, 2019

Colombia: Colombian National Authority for Consumer Protection (SIC) specifies their stance on evident mistakes and price publication

The SIC for the first time did not convict a businessman to maintain a price published by mistake, or impose administrative sanctions, even though the authority […]
17 January, 2019

Colombia – Virgin Mobile Colombia S.A.S. is ordered to abstain from issuing and disclosing advertising campaigns that violate fundamental rights

On 21 December 2018, the Consumer Protection Office ordered Virgin Mobile Colombia S.A.S. to immediately abstain from issuing and disseminating advertising campaigns that violate fundamental rights, such […]
14 January, 2019

Brazil: Brazil creates the National Authority for Data Protection and National Policy for the security of information in the federal administration

On December 26 and 27, 2018, the Government of Brazil enacted Provisional Measure # 869/2018, which creates the National Protection Data Authority (NPDA), a regulatory body […]
20 November, 2018

Regulatory: Chile | Study reveals that Food Law has no significant effect on chocolate or candy consumption

The Food Law was enacted in Chile in 2015 and came into force in 2016.  This law seeks to provide clearer and intelligible information to consumers […]
1 August, 2018

New Data Protection Act in Brazil: pending Presidential Sanction for its entry into force

On 11 July 2018, the Brazilian Senate approved a bill to implement a National System of Personal Data Protection.  As it had already passed through the Chamber of […]
13 June, 2018